Borahm Lee Shares His Love For J Dilla Ahead Of Brooklyn Comes Alive Tribute Jam

first_img“We are going to present a showcase of his music, and the philosophies behind his music.” Borahm LeeLed by Break Science’s Borahm Lee, the J Dilla tribute at Brooklyn Comes Alive will explore the annals of a man who is considered among the greatest producers in hip-hop history. The session will include a nuclear-equipped squad well versed in the school of Dilla dawg. Collaborators include drummer Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), guitarist Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), bassist Stu Brooks (Matisyahu, 50 Cent, Pretty Lights), Maurice Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band) and Chauncey Yearwood (High & Might Brass Band). Visionary hip-hop producer J Dilla did not find huge mainstream success during his brief time on Earth. Yet in the decade since his death, Dilla has come to represent a major influence on hip-hop and electronic music’s DNA. His apex was in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when he created mind-bending music that sounded insanely original, and employed studio tactics that didn’t seem possible. Dilla teased with textures and perfected drum tones. He reimagined the art of the sample, making it malleable instead of rigid. He also blessed the culture with an emotional quotient inside of the bombastic boom bap, a structure that had informed the golden era of hip hop. Dilla broke the mold and stepped into the future.“In the spirit of dub greats like Lee Scratch Perry, and King Tubby, Dilla put the music upfront, so it could carry itself without the rapper, the music itself was potent enough on it’s own. His music can make you go in to a trance, like the dub styles.  It’s so modular, heady, and psychedelic too. There is a hypnotizing quality. But the beats are hard!” Borahm LeeDilla’s imprint is felt far beyond hip-hop: In recent years, the artist formerly known as Jay Dee has left a long shadow over modern jazz and funk. He’s never belonged to the jam band community per se, but since his passing in 2006 from a rare blood disease, his legacy has helped this scene incorporate elements of hip hop and electronica, such as Portland, Maine’s Jaw Gems, or Break Science, Lee’s future-music duo with drummer/producer wunderkind Adam Deitch.“The man is a movement, he was completely ahead of his time, even more so posthumously. He made so much music, even though he lived such a short life. It’s crazy, yet it’s so tragic. A lot of other legendary artists died far too young too, like Jimi Hendrix or Charlie Parker. I put Dilla right there in that category of artists.” Borahm LeeSo what sets Dilla apart? Why has his creativity, artistic vision and virtuosity proved so captivating to the jam band crowd?For one, Dilla was a sort of human musical encyclopedia. In his studio, he stored and collected thousands of vinyl records, many of them jazz and funk, into specific sections and kept them alphabetized so that he could cue up the perfect sample right when the inspiration struck. He didn’t just rely on his gigantic record collection, either. He was always ready to pick up a guitar or a bass, or sit down behind the drum kit, or tickle on some chords on the keyboard. This type of dedication to minutia, and multi-instrumentalism speaks to the jamband community.Dilla would manically mine clips from albums just for the timbre of a single note, or the crackling textures of vinyl, or the boom-bap of a kick/snare hit. There was Dilla’s approach to lacing up the rhythms of those legendary drumbeats. Many beat-makers use a method known as quantizing, which lets you perfectly subdivide electric drum-machine sounds into positions within a measure. The pattern can repeat itself, known as a “loop.” Dilla instead most often chose to play beats on a drum machine, creating them by hand in real time. That offered him a chance to color his beats and rhythms with a signature drunken monkey style: jazzy, grooving, laid back and landing just behind the beat.“His whole philosophy, from the sounds of his drums, to the rhythmic theories, to the placement and dissection of samples, he did so much to influence the musicians of his day, and especially today. Look at bands like Lettuce or producers like Taylor McFerrin, who’s one of my favorites, and of course a Flying Lotus too. His influence spreads like Bob Marley’s did to reggae music, changes people’s perspective from hip-hop to electronic, and in between, the people know J Dilla.“One can only imagine what this super group of hip-hop and electronic players will cook up for this next installment of Borahm Lee’s tribute to J Dilla, coming up at Brooklyn Comes Alive.Check out three of Borahm Lee’s favorite Dilla deep cuts, below.last_img read more

Liverpool or Man City? Martin Keown, Jamie Redknapp and Chris Sutton make Premier League title predictions

first_img Who will win the Premier League title? JAMIE REDKNAPPCity are favourites now… but I still think Liverpool will win it. If they do, it will only be by a couple of points.MARTIN KEOWNI have backed Liverpool to win the league all season, but these next few weeks will be their biggest examination so far.CHRIS SUTTONI fancy City. I hope the wheels do not come off Liverpool but there were some worrying signs on Monday. This is going down to the wire… with City to win it on goal difference. Liverpool or Man City? Martin Keown, Jamie Redknapp and Chris Sutton make Premier League title predictions Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Feb 2019 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link655Shares Advertisement Comment Liverpool and Manchester City look set to battle it out for the Premier League title (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown, Jamie Redknapp and Chris Sutton have revealed who they think will win the Premier League title this season.With 13 games of the 2018-19 campaign remaining, Liverpool boast a three-point lead over defending champions Manchester City at the top of the table.At one stage, Liverpool’s lead was seven points but City have cut into the deficit after the Reds dropped points against Leicester City and West Ham.Pep Guardiola, whose City side amassed over 100 points last season, is trying to win back-to-back Premier League titles.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal hero Keown and former Liverpool star Redknapp believe Guardiola and City will be left disappointed, while Sutton is backing the defending champions to pip the Reds to the post.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Pep Guardiola to players before Everton: ‘remember who we are’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:57FullscreenPep Guardiola to players before Everton: ‘remember who we are’https://metro.co.uk/video/pep-guardiola-players-everton-remember-are-1856914/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Tottenham also have an outside chance of winning the Premier League title, sitting just five points below leaders Liverpool after 25 games.Asked whether Spurs could win the title, Redknapp told the Daily Mail: ‘If City can win it then why not Tottenham? Their hopes hinge on how quickly Harry Kane and Dele Alli return.’Former England defender Keown added: ‘What Tottenham are doing is remarkable. They are still living out of a suitcase at Wembley!‘Spurs will have a huge say in who walks away with the trophy. They still have to go to the Etihad and Anfield.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool were not scared by West HamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:09FullscreenJurgen Klopp says Liverpool were not scared by West Hamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/jurgen-klopp-says-liverpool-not-scared-west-ham-1856534/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisementlast_img read more

One-size-fits-all Family Court ‘flawed’

first_imgDominion Post 26 Sep 2011Parents losing sight of their children’s needs and spiralling court costs are among a litany of problems facing the Family Court, a government paper says. A public consultation paper into a review of the Family Court was made public by Justice Minister Simon Power this week. Despite the court’s workload remaining stable over the past five years, costs have increased dramatically.…Concerns were also raised about the high number of adjournments and delays, particularly in cases involving children. A sample of 176 case files showed 47 had been postponed at least 20 times, with one case having 35 adjournments. The review would also consider whether there was currently insufficient support available for people to resolve matters out of court and whether parties and court processes were losing sight of children’s needs.…The closing date for submissions is February 29. A copy of the consultation paper can be found on the Justice Ministry’s website.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/5676357/One-size-fits-all-Family-Court-flawedlast_img read more